Pearls of Wisdom
The Beauty of a Flower
A flower can tickle the senses, it can rise above the waste and reach upwards and presents something discerning to the eye. Flowers have been used for millennia and are symbolic in many ways, red roses are given on Valentine’s Day, and flowers preside over funerals and also weddings.
As the flower rises in beauty from the earth and opens itself to the sky, how do we do the same? The lotus arises out of the murky depths to show us it true self, the Buddhists praise this flower and say that we too can arise out of the waste and the murk to show our true selves.
A flower that is not taken care of by either human hands or nature itself can become brittle and dry and will eventually wither away, a testament to how we must nurture ourselves and provide the needed nutrients to make our life rich and fertile.
1. How will you rise above your current level of understanding in how you live your life?
2. How will you show your true self and your own beauty, just like the flower?
3. Do you take care of yourself and others? How will you, from this moment, start to take care of yourself better than you ever have?
Nuggets of Dirt
Cory Ian Shafer